AFTRS offers a number of postgraduate courses: Master of Arts Screen (10 disciplines), Graduate Certificate Screen (8 disciplines) and the Graduate Diploma in Radio.

AFTRS has a long and successful history of postgraduate study. It is consistently rated as one of the top 15 film schools in the world by industry publication The Hollywood Reporter, the only Australian education institution on this list. Our radio graduates have a 98% employment rate.

AFTRS works closely with industry to ensure its courses are relevant and future-focused. Our graduates are sought after for employment and projects across the country and around the world and have won and been nominated for a slate of Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA, AACTA and Commercial Radio Awards.

2018 applications for postgraduate courses open on 1 July 2017.

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AFTRS Master of Arts Screen offers a unique program of professional development, training and mentorship for people from diverse backgrounds who want to work at the highest level of the screen industries.

The two-year MA Screen is offered in 10 disciplines. It combines high-level discipline training with shared subjects that allow students to develop a flexible, multi-faceted skill set and a deep knowledge of cinematic storytelling. The ongoing cycle of practical, industry-led collaborations enables students to test their skills and apply creative thinking in real-world environments. The course culminates in a major creative work.  


The course is an intensive career accelerator designed to fast track students to head of department positions:

  • One-to-one mentorships
  • Taught by world-class industry practitioners
  • Award-winning international guest speakers
  • 4-week professional placement tailored to your goals
  • Real world collaborative exercises to develop lasting partnerships
  • Funding for an individual screen project
  • Small class size – maximum of 6 places per discipline
  • 3-days face-to-face teaching with 2 days free to pursue individual projects or work
  • Scholarships available
  • FEE-HELP approved

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The MA Screen - Business & Leadership is about joining the next generation of leaders in the screen industries and helping shape the future. Traditional media platforms and business models are under siege. Audiences have become empowered and global. The whole value chain is up for grabs. There has never been a better time to reshape the future of creative work.

  • 2018 applications open on 1 July 2017
  • 2 years part time at AFTRS Sydney
  • FEE-HELP approved

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The AFTRS Graduate Certificate program will provide you with the conceptual and professional skills required to meet the challenging demands of an evolving screen landscape.

An essential component of this course is collaboration across disciplines. This will give you the opportunity to explore the different perspectives of cinematic storytelling and engage in collaborative exercises to build your network.

Disciplines include: Business, Cinematography, Creative Producing, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Music and Screenwriting.

  • 2018 applications open on 1 July 2017
  • 1 year part time at AFTRS Sydney
  • FEE-HELP approved

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A hands-on, highly practical course for tomorrow’s on-air and behind-the-scenes broadcasters.

  • 2018 applications open on 1 July 2017
  • 1 years full time at AFTRS Sydney
  • FEE-HELP approved
  • Scholarships available

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The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.